Archive for the ‘Cambridge Air Force WWI’ Category

Thanks to mainly the kindness of family members of Cambridge Airmen sending in further details I have been able to update a few of the pages on my site lately. They include much fuller details to Keith Burnett Fitton’s page, including photos, here:

I hope to have a bit more information on Keith Fitton soon too, all going well.

Another updated page has been that of Keith Thomas Shaw, thanks to Errol Martyn providing some extra detail recently.

Susan Gray has kindly sent in some details of her late father Air Vice Marshal Malcolm Calder, who commanded several RNZAF Stations in WWII, as details for the Wartime RNZAF Stations section. A complete overhaul of this section is currently occurring, so check back soon to see the new-look Wartime RNZAF Stations pages.

And Mary Ellis has sent in a correction for the page on her grandfather, Sir Howard Ellis. It is hoped that more will be added to this page soon if Mary can find more details too.

If anyone can add more details to any of the pages on my Wings Over Cambridge site, they would be most welcome.


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Today I have added several new pages on to the website. We have three more Cambridge-born airmen who died in the Second World War:

David Pullenger

Maurice Victor Smith

Alexander Neilson Thomson

I want to say thanks to Errol Martyn for his help with information on the above three airmen. Any further info on these men would be appreciated if anyone can offer more.

Another page is on my own Great-Uncle Ted Homewood, who is universally known as Bluey. He joined the RNZAF in 1940 and was in for five months before being fed up with stacking shelves in the stores and pushing aeroplanes around the tarmac,so he signed on with the Army. It only just dawned on my yesterday that he needs to be included on the website as he lived in Cambridge for several years in the 1950’s, and in fact it was because of him that my grandparents moved here from Ardmore with my Dad, leading to Dad meeting Mum, and the rest is history. His page is here:


Another two pages that I have added are that of husbad and wife Murray and Joan Lind. These two pages are very much works in progress, put up so that their son Alan Lind can see what i have so far and hopefully he will add more. Murray Lind was a No. 485 (NZ) Squadron Spitfire pilot, and Joan was a WAAF in the UK.



Lastly, a page that has had a bit of updating lately and will hopefully receive more as some significant information has just been promised by his daughter Barbara Good, is the page on Lancaster pilot Frank Stott


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Hi everyone,

After all this time I have finally created a way to easily keep regular readers updated with progess on the Wings Over Cambridge website. I will be adding blog posts whenever I make an addition, update or correction to the ever-expanding website about Cambridge’s Air Force personnel. So please sign up for your email updates so you can see what is new on the website.

Dave Homewood

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